Though a pastor friend of ours wasn't in total agreement with what this book had to say, I couldn't find anything I disagreed with. Hopefully Dr. Rainer's book will save some churches that are heading down the path to closure and dissolution. Chapters are short, ending with a prayer and questions for the reader to reflect on. It's an easy read and well worth the brief time commitment, especially if your church could fit one of the scenario described in the book. It may even be some "preventative medicine"---to keep a church from starting down such a path.
Short, concise, and insightful, this was just what our church needed to read. I bought the book for myself and thought so highly of it that I bought 10 copies to pass around to church members. After they read it, I kept hearing people say "we need to change", where before they didn't see the need. At the end of each chapter there are questions for thought and a prayerful commitment. This book is an easy read, but very applicable and thought provoking. I highly recommend it to anyone who is part of a struggling church!